Showing posts with label Dunn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dunn. Show all posts

Monday, 11 July 2011

On This Day ... 11 July

1758     Ralph Todner married Mary Dunn at St Mary the Virgin, Longframlington, Northumberland, England. They were my 4 x great grandparents.

1795     Thomas Haddock married Anne Todner at All Saints Church, Penshaw, Co Durham, England.

1819     John Horsley married Elizabeth Weastell at St Hilda's Church, Co Durham.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

On This Day ... 22 June

1782     William Read married widow Mary Todner (nee Dunn) at Holy Trinity Church, Washington, Co Durham, England.

1835     Thomas Wren Lister married Mary Watson at Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland, Co Durham.

1881     Charles Silvester Darby was born at 119 Victoria Road, Aston, Warwickshire, England. He was the son of William James Darby and Elizabeth Read.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Ralph Todner 1738-1780 and Mary Dunn 1738-1828

Ralph Todner was born at Ninriding Moore, in the parish of Mitford, Northumberland, England in 1738, and was baptised at St Mary Magdalene Church in Mitford on 29 March 1738. He was the youngest of six children.

By the age of 20, Ralph had moved to Woodhead, in the parish of Longframlington, Northumberland, and was working as a coal miner.

On 11 July 1758, Ralph married Mary Dunn at St Mary the Virgin Church, Longframlington. Years later Bracey Robson Wilson reported that at the wedding "there were nearly a hundred guests, and that the celebrated Jemmy Allen, the Duke of Northumberland's piper played at the merrymaking."

Mary was born in Woodhead in 1738 (baptised 9 July 1738 at Longframlington).

Following their marriage the couple lived at Woodhead for a couple of years, then slowly moved south as Ralph worked at a succession of coal mines. Their moves can be tracked through the births of their children:

Jane, 1759, born at Woodhead, Longframlington
William, 1761, born at Long Witton Cleugh, Hartburn, Northumberland
Mary, 1764, born at Wylam, Ovingham, Northumberland
Patience, 1767, born at Chartershaugh, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham,
Prudence, 1770, born at Chartershaugh
Ann, 1773, born at North Biddick, Washington, Co Durham,
Ralph, 1775, born at North Biddick
Isabella, 1778, born at North Biddick

By 1778, Ralph was no longer working as a coal miner - he was now a ferryman, ferrying people across the river Wear between North and South Biddick. It's not clear if he stopped coal mining when he left Chartershaugh or if the change in jobs happened later. It's also not clear why he changed jobs - I suspect that ferryman at Biddick didn't pay anything like as well as coal miner. Perhaps he'd been injured working underground?

This possible injury may also explain his early death. Ralph died in September 1780 at the age of 42, and was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Washington. A couple of years later, Mary remarried, this time to William Read. Following his death Mary continued to live in North Biddick, becoming a celebrated innkeeper (according to Bracey Robson Wilson).

Mary eventually died in June 1828, at High Felling in Jarrow parish, and was buried at Washington.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

On This Day ... 17 May

1723     William Dunn married Mary Gallen at St Michael's Church, Felton, Northumberland, England. Both lived in Brinkburn at the time. They are my 5 x great-grandparents.

1772     Robert Marr married Hannah Wren at St Mungo's Church, Simonburn, Northumberland.

1908     Henry Pugh died at Tynddol Farm, Llanbadarn Fynydd, Radnorshire, Wales. He was 50 years old.

Monday, 2 May 2011

On This Day ... 2 May

1675     George Sewell married Kathrin Robinson at St Hilda's Church, Hartlepool, Co Durham, England.

1765     James Mitchell married Jane Dunn at St Mary the Virgin Church, Longframlington, Northumberland, England.

1787     Mary Horsley was born in Hartlepool. she was the daughter of Jonathan Horsley and Margaret Shepherd.